Loved, loved, loved this one. Beautifully written, totally engaging, at times tear inducing, this book had it all. I couldn't put it down, which when you are reading at 2:30 a.m., and have kids to take care of the next day, can be a problem.
Living in 1915 near Niagara Falls, seventeen-year-old Bess Heath, returns from school to find her once wealthy family disgraced, her once vivacious sister, Isabel, locking herself in her room, and her mother now making dresses for those she once mingled with. But Bess can't help but be drawn to the handsome but rough riverman, Tom Cole, despite her family's disapproval. Now she is torn between what she wants, and what her family needs.